Now, Owens cringed at the thought of having to shake the hand of the president who approved the raid in Yemen that claimed his son’s life — an operation that he and others are now calling into question.
At the time of his death, he had already spent half his life in the Navy, much of that with the elite SEAL Team 6 — chasing terrorist leaders across deserts and mountains around the world.
At the time of the 2001 9/11 attacks, Owens was in SEAL training, arguably the most physically grueling and mentally grinding regimens in the military.
At the time of the firefight, Trump was not in the Situation Room, where he would have been directly involved in monitoring developments.
At the end, before his coffin was lowered, each of the SEALS removed their badges from their uniforms and pounded them one by one into the casket.